Died-on the 6th instant, at his residence in this county, Cornelius MORRIS, aged about 78 years. The deceased, formerly a resident of Clark County, Ohio, had but a few months since emigrated to this county. He was one of the Patriots of the Revolution, attached to the Southern army. It will be gratifying to Mr. MORRISs' distant friends, to know that, although his last illness was severe and protracted, he enjoyed that serenity of mind which in that trying hour is the peculiar privilege of the Christian.
Jeremiah COMSTOCK. Fatal Accident. On Friday, 6th just, a laborer on the National Road, on the 8th mile east of Springfield, by the name of Jeremiah Comstock, was killed by a heavy slide of earth. He died in half an hour after the occurrence of the accident. We are informed that the deceased has left a wife and seven children in a unprotected and suffering state. The benevolent who may wish to enquire into their condition, are directed to that part of the road on which the accident happened, as the survivors continue in the former residence.
Died in this village Saturday, 14th inst. after a long illness, Mrs. Lois POOL in her 74th year. She resided here 24 years. Additional information submitted by: Janie Martin Whitty firstname.lastname@example.org. Lois POOLE is buried in Fletcher Chapel Cemetery in Harmony Twp. Her tombstone reads: "Lois POOLE, consort of William, d. Dec 14, 1839 in her 74th year". Her husband, William, a Revolutionary War Vet, is buried next to her. His tombstone reads: William POOLE, d. 27 Feb. 1851, ae 87-10-23" and is registered in the Veteran's Graves Registration Book. They were the parents of Lucy POOLE who married Edward RICE and were early settlers of Harmony Twp, Clark Co., OH.
pg 3 . Died at the residence of his Brother Sampson HENKLE, Esq., in Shelby township, on Tuesday 11th ., Mr. Silas HENKLE, in the 52nd years of his age, after an illness of about 10 days. The deceased was a resident of Clark County, Ohio, where he had lived about 30 years, and where he enjoyed the confidence and esteem of all who knew him, to the extent which falls to the lot of none but those of the most upright and spotless life. His active and enterprising habits, together with many years of services in various public trusts, subject his whole character to the strictest public scrutiny, and the writer feels that he is hazarding nothing in saying that it very rarely falls to the lot of erring mortals to make so few enemies. he was arrested on his return from the Iowa Territory where he had made purchases with a view of removing. A disconsolate widow and four children with a numerous circle of intimate friends and near relations will receive this intelligence with feelings of the deepest sadness, but they will rejoice to learn that although he made his last pillow far from the bosom of his family yet he was in the midst of friends and relations who did everything to soothe his suffering which sympathy could suggest and above all that the consolations of the religion of which he had long been a consistent professor, proved fully sufficient to sustain him in the final conflict.
Volume 10, Number 51, Page 3, columns 1 & 2."Thursday Health Report - Deaths by Cholera and other Diseases since Tuesday Noon: To Thursday, noon: DAVID KING, dysentery, Main St., Wednesday evening. We are sorry to be called upon to chronicle the death of this highly useful citizen, who died last evening at eight o'clock of dysentery. We feel that in his death Springfield has sustained a loss which it may take much time to repair. Mr. K. has lived here a number of years, and has done a large portion of building the last three. By industry, economy and business tact, from the position of a friendless orphan child he advanced to the possession of a large fortune, which was rapidly increasing when he died. This was used and not hoarded; for his business talent he had a far sighted public spirit and a large share of town pride. Mr. KING was brought up in the family of ROBERT QUIGLEY of Cumberland county, Pa. He was fifty-three years of age, and had been a citizen of Ohio since 1821, marrying in Portsmouth. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, and was a liberal giver to all religious and benevolent societies."
Died, this (Saturday morning) at 30 minutes of one o'clock, Gen. Charles ANTHONY, in the 64th year of his age. Gen. ANTHONY retired on Friday evening, in his usual health, and arose between 12 and 1 o'clock, and feeling ill, laid hold of the bedpost to sustain himself, groaned twice and fell, dying instantly without a struggle. General ANTHONY was born the 30th of March, 1797, in Richmond, Virginia, came to Ohio when 15 years old and settled in Cincinnati. In 1821 he removed to Springfield and commenced the practice of law and also followed the business of merchandising with his brother-in-law, at the place now known as "Trapper's Corner." He served one or more terms in both branches of the Ohio Legislature, where he distinguished himself in his labors to bring about a reform in the penitentiary system now at Columbus. He interested himself in projecting the Springfield, Mt. Vernon and Pittsburgh R.R., of which he was elected president, which office he held during its construction. He afterwards resumed the practice of law which he has continued, only when interrupted by ill health, to the time of his death. He has been more or less connected with the history of Springfield for the past 38 years, and his loss is severely felt by our citizens. He was a man of distinguished ability, and as a public speaker had few equals in this part of the country. The funeral services of the late General Charles ANTHONY will be observed tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the family residence, Anthony House, Main Street. Anthony was Grand Master of Masons in Ohio in 1832.
The funeral services of Mrs. SHATTLER, mother of Joseph and Samuel Shattler, will take place on Sunday at two o'clock p.m. at the residence of Joseph Shattler on Market Street, between Main and Columbia.
Mr. Daniel BAKER, one of the first settlers of Clarke County, who was born in Cincinnati on the 5th of March, 1791, (being the first white male child born in Hamilton County) died at his residence in Madriver Township on Thursday morning, 21st inst. He had been a resident of Clarke County since the year 1804 -sixty-four years- and a member of the Presbyterian Church for over sixty years; a good citizen, a true Christian, and a man of exemplary conduct in all the relations of life. For many years past he had suffered from a painful cancer, but endured the affliction with rare patience and resignation. His funeral is to take place on Saturday at 10 o'clock A.M. at his late residence in Madriver Township. His friends and neighbors are respectfully invited to attend. This information was submitted by Carol Schmalenberger, Pittsburg, California, R2AC@aol.com.
Mr. David R. SCHUMAN informs us that a man named Jacob M. COLLISON, between 35 and 40 years of age, was thrown from his wagon and killed, near COBLENT'S' farm, between the A & G.S. Railway and the Mad River bridge, this (Friday) afternoon at about 2 o'clock. It is supposed that his horses were frightened by the passing train. His head was badly crushed, and his death almost instantaneous. He has parents living.
Mr. Henry GILLESPIE, who fell from the roof of Mr. Woodbury's mill a few days since, and received injuries about the head and face, causing a profuse hemorrhage died of the effects of his fall this (Friday) morning.
Death of Little Effie May January the 24th, 1873, little Effie May, of congestion of the brain, daughter of Charles H. and Annie A. BERRY. Effie was one of earth's angels, she only stayed with us three years and four months, yet in that short time she had won the love of many, she was a child of more than ordinary knowledge. Her questions were far beyond her years. She loved to talk of Hesus and lisp his name in prayer, to sing the little Sabbath school songs she loved so well; dear little Effie her short life was for a great and good purpose. She had a mission. She filled it. Now she has crossed the dark water. Submitted by Elisabeth Wadman, email@example.com.
Peter BAKER, an aged and highly respected citizen of this community, was called upon to bid adieu to mortal life on Tuesday of last week. He had been a resident here for some 33 years, was one of the founders of the first Mennonite church in Clark County, and has remained in the same, up to the time of his death. In the death of Mr. BAKER we lose one of our best as well as one of our oldest citizens.
Although he had been in rather delicate health for some time past, his death was not looked for so soon. He ate his supper the evening of his demise, and after some friends had spent the evening with him, and all was thought well for the night. His aged companion noticed rather strange symptoms, and was calling other members of the family to his bedside, they were soon confident that he was expiring, and not understanding the reason that his family were making their approach, asked "What is the matter?" and breathed his last. He was fast completing his 86th year. The funeral ceremonies were conducted by the Rev. John Core, of Lancaster, Pa. Thus are we again admonished of the certainty of death, and the importance of "Be ye also ready."
Death of Jacob THOMAS. Mr. Jacob THOMAS, father of John H., Richard P., Joseph and Charles THOMAS, of the Springfield Engine Works and firm of Thomas, Ludlow & Rodgers, died at his residence, on North Limestone street, Thursday evening, March 1, at seven o'clock, after confinement to his bed for ten weeks. His age was 70 years, two months and five days. Jacob THOMAS was born in Frederick County, Maryland, Dec. 24, 1797, and following farming during the early years of his life, having at the age of seven years been left an orphan, and going to live with a Mr. YOUNG, his uncle. He came to Clark County in 1850 and continued his residence here up to the time of his death. On Monday evening, Dec. 20, 1875, Mr. and Mrs. THOMAS celebrated their Golden Wedding, surrounded by kind friends. Deceased has always held the respect and esteem of his neighbors and the community generally. With remarkable patience and resignation he waited for ten long weeks, the funning down of the clock, and the "setting of the sun." His death was peaceful and happy. Among his last words were: "Now I want to go to sleep." And then, after an affectionate farewell to wife, and children; all of whom were present, and whom recognized to the last, he fell into a calm and sweet repose. When asked by one of his children whether he as afraid to cross the river, he answered: "No, all is bright on the other side." He leaves a wife, then children and thirteen grand children to mourn his loss. The funeral will take place at the house, Sunday at 2:30 o'clock p.m. Friends of the family are cordially invited.
Death of an Infant. Died, this (Saturday) morning, March 3, at 3 a, m., Mary, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward KINNANE, aged four months. Funeral services at St. Raphael's (Catholic) Church, to-morrow (Sabbath) at 12 o'clock noon.
Squire Jacob ARGABRIGHT, an old and well known citizen of German Township, who lived on the Northhampton turnpike, in the Overpeck neighborhood, was found dead in his bed this Saturday morning from a sudden attack of apoplexy, it is supposed, he having been in his usual health last evening. Deceased was over sixty-seven years of age, and was a much respected citizen, having served at one time as Magistrate in his township. Relatives now live in this city. It was supposed that an inquest would be held today but as to this the informant could not say positively. The time for the funeral has not been fixed, but will be duly announced Information submitted by Marilyn Hansen, GNEOLOG@aol.com
KING - Died in this city at 10 o'clock Thursday morning, May 30, MRS. A. C. KING in the 68th year of her age. The funeral service will take place from her residence, corner of North Market Street and Ferncliff Avenue, at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Friends of the family are invited to attend. Additional Information - Almena Caldwell King, wife of David King. Her date of death was May 30, 1878. However, it was probably published on May 31, 1878.
Mr. John A. GRAHAM, who was sent to the Dayton Asylum for the Insane for treatment about two years ago, died there Monday from an attack of apoplexy. Funeral from the residence of Mr. Geo. W. BROWN, brother-in-law of deceased, No. 48 Lincoln Avenue, to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial under arms, by the Veteran Memorial Association, who request all old soldiers, especially of the 44th O.V.I., to meet at the G.A.R. Hall this evening, to make arrangements. Mr. GRAHAM was a member of Co. I, 44th O.V.I., and was a re-enlisted veteran. His malady was the result of grief over the death of his father and from business reverses several years since.
SUDDEN DEATH IN GREENE TOWNSHIP Mr. John HATFIELD, aged 85 years, a pioneer resident of the Garlough neighborhood in Greene Township, died suddenly this morning, of a dropsical afflection and old age combined, having retired last night in usual health. Funeral at three o'clock tomorrow afternoon, at the house. Interment in the Garlough cemetery. Deceased was born in this county or at least came here as an infant. He was widely connected, County Recorder S. A. Todd being a nephew. It is expected there will be a large concourse of relatives and friends at the funeral tomorrow.
Death of Leroy LEE. Wednesday evening, October 31, just as the shades of night had curtained the earth, the angel of death came with a summons calling home Leroy LEE, youngest son of Thomas and Rachel LEE. aged 6 years and 5 months. This is the second call of death at this home since the blooming of flowers in June. It is indeed, a trying hour, when we are called upon to witness the departure of the little ones we so dearly love, and then to have a repetition of such an affliction in a few short weeks, is almost more than heart can endure. One by one "they're gathering homeward from every land" and from every family. Where is the household that death has not entered? If, indeed, one can be found, are not their days, like the hairs on their head, also numbered? Ah, yes. "We, too, shall come to the river side, We are nearer its waters each eventide." Mr. and Mrs. LEE have the sympathies of the entire community. But human sympathies cannot fill the vacant seat at the fireside, neither can they restore the severed cords. In such hours of affliction to whom shall we go? Shall we meekly bow in submission to God's will and say "Thy will be done?" What else can we do? And since God has willed to thus deal with us, let us conclude, that in view of the atonement which Christ has made for original sin, that it is "well with the child". D. W. R.
Mr. Emanuel CLICK, a well-known and respected farmer of this township, died last Sunday night at his late residence on the Rebert pike. The cause of his death was a cancer on his face, from which he has long been a sufferer. The funeral occurred at 10 a.m. Sunday, interment was at Enon cemetery. The Rev. G. B. MERRITT officiated.
(South Charleston) Died, May 28th, Mrs. Sarah DAVISON, relict of Isaac DAVISON, aged 94 years. Mother DAVISON was among the very first settlersof Madison township, coming here when Indians were plenty, and bears, wolves,deer and wild game of every kind were abundant, but as I am promised the data for the purpose, will give you a memoir of her life in the near future, which will be of interest to your readers I am sure. She was buried from the M. E. Church on Friday, immediately preceding the decoration ceremonies. Rev. Mr. FEE and Rev. Mr. KEMPER delivered the funeral remarks, which were of intense interest to a large audience. She died as she had lived, a true and loving follower of the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Died-- June 21, Miss Lucy HOWELL aged 14, daughter of Samuel HOWELL, Esq., of Selma. Her remains were interred in the friends burial ground at Selma on Tuesday. Lucy was a great sufferer fro many months and looked upon her departure as a happy release.
Died: Friday, May 30, Mrs. Lavina MURRY, relict of George MURRY, aged 71 years. Mrs. MURRY was attacked with paralysis about a year ago, for which she never recovered, only to the extent that she could converse with her friends and get around the house by the aid of a propelling chair. She was always happy and looking with joy at the bright prospect which she felt sure awaited her, beyond the confines of this life. She had been for about a half century an active and consistent member of the M. E. church, always found in her place at the social meeting when health would permit. Her friends were numbered by the score, and it was but to know her to regard her with the highest esteem. Her life was one who went about doing good. At the obsequies was heard on every hand a good woman has gone, the poor have lost a friend. The funeral cermonies were observed at her late residence; near town, conducted by Rev. Mr. FEE, assisted by Rev. W.
Full of years and honors he peacefully passes away. Mention was made in these columns several days ago of the critical illness of Mr. Louis BANCROFT , the oldest resident and it is believed the oldest man in Clark County. This illness, which began on Friday of last week and was little more than a giving away and breaking up of the system consequent upon old age, resulted fatally at 3:25 o'clock this morning. Mr. BANCROFT passing away peacefully during a natural sleep into which he had fallen several hours before, he retaining perfect consciousness up to that time. The funeral services will be held at the house, No. 60 West Washington Street, Monday afternoon at two o'clock and will doubtless be the occasion of a general gathering of pioneer people of the city and county who, with others are invited to attend. Although un unpretentious citizen leading in the main a very quiet life, Louis BANCROFT was in fact one of the most remarkable and foremost figures of our community, closely identified with its earliest times and experiences, even before Springfield became an incorporated town, or this section was erected into what now known at Clark County, from portions of Greene and Champaign Counties through lineal connections, with the Revolutionary period of the country and nation. It is related of him that he had lived under the administration of every president who has served as Chief Executive of these United States. A staunch, uncompromising, earnest Old Line Whig, in the palmy days of that highly respectable political organization and later an equally devoted member of the "grand old" Republican Party. It was one of his chief regret, when death he knew would be near that he would not have an opportunity of again attesting to his life-long fealty to the principles of Republicanism by supporting the candidates of the party at the polls in the the coming state and national elections. He was born at Montpelier, the capital of Vermont, October 11, 1792, and would, therefore, have been 92 years old the ensuing October 11. His father, John BANCROFT, was one of three brothers who came this country from England long years before the War of Revolution.[IT:Editor's Note: This is incorrect. The three brothers came over to America in Generation #11 (1632), sons of John and Jane Bronython BANCROFT:IT] in which he served the full term of seven years. From these brothers are descended the race of Bancrofts of the country, George BANCROFT, the learned historian and Minister to Prussia, being a cousin of the deceased, between whom and the distinguished author and diplomatist a correspondence of many years standing was maintained. John BANCROFT removed with his family to Chautauqua, NY where the subject of this sketch taught school at one period of his early career and from which locality he started in 1816 with another young man named MCCURDY for this place, his future home, making the entire journey via Cleveland on horseback. the veteran of the Revolution followed his son a few years later, coming from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati by flat-boat. Louis meeting him there and escorting him to his home here by the slow methods of travel then in vogue. The father's life ended in 1837 and he was buried with all the honors of war, his remains now lying in the old grave years on Columbia Street, between Center and Factory. Mr. BANCROFT remembered well the death of General Washington and the observances at prominent points consequent thereon. April 18, 1819 he was married to Mary CHRISTIE, sister of James P. and the late Jesse CHRISTIE, for many years among our pioneer people. After the ceremony which occurred at the bride's home north of the city, the happy groom took his wife on a pillion and, fording the creek, brought her to their new home in the city. Their children were Leonidas, deceased, Praotes E., LaFayette, Oscar F., Amanda M. and Flavilla G. P.E., LaFayette, and O.F. are now well-known citizens of Springfield. Of the two daughters, Amanda M., now Mrs. Ben P. CHURCHILL, lives in Cincinnati, and Flavilla (Mrs. KLEIMAN) lives here. Mrs. Louis BANCROFT died at the family residence, beloved and regretted by a wide circle of relatives and friends, March 14, 1883. Mr. BANCROFT carried on a general mercantile business, occupying a store at one time on Main Street, where the Gas Co. office now is. He built the structure now standing at the northeast corner of Main and Spring Streets and occupied a part for business purposes at the time the National Road was being completed through the city. He was a soldier in the War of 1812, and had served the country under the old regime as Deputy Sheriff in which position he acquired a good reputation an efficient, faithful, fearless officer. There are many points regarding his long and eventful life that might profitably be given the reader in this connection. It is necessary in the haste of preparing this sketch no opportunity is allowed for gathering and verifying them. Mr. BANCROFT was a member of the Pioneer Association and quite regular as well as a welcome attendant upon its meetings. He was present at the meeting at New Carlisle two or three weeks ago and made some brief but timely remarks. He loved to talk with friends of the early times and could do so entertainingly and understandingly. He was always a neighborly, kind-hearted person, ready to do a favor to anyone honestly applying. His presence while taking his daily walks on the streets will be much missed and his memory will ever be revered. He was a member of the Universalist Church, whose house of worship is but a few steps from his late residence.
New Carlisle, Nov 25. Peter SMITH, an old resident of this place, died yesterday morning of Bright's disease. Funeral services will take place at the German Baptist Church tmorrow at 10 o'clock after which he will be taken to North Hampton for interment. He lived and died in the German Baptist faith, of which church he was a consistent member.
DEAD AT NINETY. Demise of John MICHAEL. Clark County's Oldest Pioneer Citizen. John MICHAEL, a pioneer resident of German township, this County, died this morning at a very advanced age, stated by an intimate acquaintance to be in the vicinity of ninety. The same informant is responsible for the statement that at the time of his death he was the oldest living man in Clark County. Death was the result of a general collapse of the system more than any specific malady, as his life has been long and active. Mr. MICAHEL was of German decent and located in German Township in 1808. He has resided there ever since and was highly esteemed by his neighbors, among whom he was always known as "Jack". He leaves an adult family in very comfortable circumstances.
(Editor: We do not know the correct date for this woman's death other than it was in the year 1886).
In the year 1886, In memory of a prominent Pioneer.. on last Friday afternoon quite a large number of the people of Tremont City and its vicinity witnessed the final ceremonies attending the burial of one of their oldest pioneers, Mary M. ROCKEL, or as she was more commonly known within the last few years, Aunt Polly ROCKEL, was the daughter of Phillip and Elizabeth BAKER and the relict of Adam ROCKEL, who died two years ago at an advanced age of 90 years. She was born in Shenandoah Co., VA in 1810 and was at her death in her 76th year. In 1813 with her father's and grandfather's family, she came to Clark County, where about half-mile west of Eagle City Mills, in German township, her grandfather, Phillip BAKER purchased several hundred acres of, at that time, wild and unbroken land. At that time Springfield was but a struggling hamlet with half a dozen houses an the now beautiful Mad River Valley was the vast wilderness of woods, brush and water. The pioneer's cabin was sometimes not to be seen for miles. Indians were a not uncommon sight, and wild animals of all kins were roaming through the woods. At one time she was sent to look for the cows, and came across a she bear with two cubs, not knowing what they were she passed very close to them thinking them to be dogs, but they did her no harm. Her school facilities were very small and her education somewhat limited, but she was a considerable reader. In 1827, the Rev. John PENCE, now dead, held a revival at Lawrenceille to which she attended, usually walking, it being some 2 or 3 miles. Here she attached herself to the German Reformed church and remained a member until her death, 59 years. In 1829 she married Adam ROCKEL, when she moved on the old ROCKEL homestead, one mile south of Tremont, where she resided for 55 years, until the death of her husband, since which time she has been living with her son, Peter ROCKEL, in Moorefield Township. She was a remarkable strong and jolly woman and always took great pride in visiting her neighbors and lending a helping hand whenever needed, and old age did not seem to change her in this respect, there being very few social gathering of any kind in the neighborhood within the last few years which has not had her presence. Quite a large number of relatives survive her, her family being a remarkably healthy one. She had but five children, Peter, Henry and William and Mary E. COLLINS and Harriet SHAWVER, all of whom survive with families and all live within the vicinity of Tremont City except William, who lives near Bloomington, Ill. For the space of 55 years there was no death in her family, Mrs. Sheriff BAKER is her cousin and William M. ROCKEL, Esq., of this city, her grandson. In her day and generation she was a good and useful woman, and the work of her charitable hands have often lightened other's burdens even to a self sacrifice. Although having lived, beyond the allotted age, the social circle will miss her pleasant presence.
Death of Mrs. Rebecca BONER. Died, Thursday evening at 9:30 o'clock, Mrs. Rebecca BONER, aged forty-six years, five months and sixteen days, at the family residence of Madison avenue and north Market street. The fatal disease was consumption. She suffered for five months, but bore it all faithfully to the end. She was willing to go when the Lord called her. She leaves two children to mourn her loss, Mrs. A. J. RHONEMUS and Mrs. Carrie KAISER. The funeral will take place from the residence Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends of the family are invited to attend.
Ye editor and father attended the funeral of George BRIEM , a cousin of the editor, at Springfield last Sunday. He was a machinist in P. P. MAST's shop and quite an exemplary young man. He was 29 years old, and leaves a wife and one child. He was buried under the order of a German Society, and, althought it rained hard, the funeral was large.
Laid to rest "(The account of the funeral of the late Allen POWELL was prepared for Monday's issue but as unavoidably crowded out.--Ed.") Had anything been needed to pay a final tribute to the esteem and respect in which the late allen Powell was held, it was furnished in his funeral which occurred Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the services being conducted at the family residence, No. 102 Pearl St. The funeral was the largest and most impressive ever seen in Springfield. The turnout of Odd Fellows being the most extensive for years. Rev, J.H. Roberts, of Trinity Baptist church, conducted the beautiful and impressive services and preached the funeral discourse. He spoke of the readiness of the deceased to meet his Maker, when the summons came in the awful form it took. he administered words of consolation and comfort to the bereaved widow and son and pointed the way to an eternal meeting which no agency could terminate so tragically or sever the united family. The floral emblems were most exquisite and completely embowered the handsome cloth casket in which the remains lay. The cruel accident did not mar the face or head and the features wore a peaceful expression. The funeral procession was headed by Foreman's Band, and was made up of Odd Fellows, railroad men and Knights of Labor of which the deceased was formerly a member. At the grave at Ferncliff the solemn and impressive Odd Fellows service was used. The deceased was born chester County, Pennsylvania, March 6, 1839 and was forty-eight years, six months and three days old. He was united in marriage To Sarah "Sallie" E. KELLY, August 25, 1864. Two children were born to them, William G. who is a salesman at J.M. Knotes, and Charlie, who died an infant and is buried Ferncliff.
Additional Information: On the September 9, 1887, this announcement was in the newspaper: ''A Horrible Fate Allen Powell, a car repairer mangled to death in the Ohio-Southern Yards this after noon."
Death of John A. DONAVAN A severe and painful illness ended last evening. Accounts of his remarkable experience in the Battle of Bull Run. John A. DONAVAN, a well and favorable known citizen of Springfield, died last evening at his residence, No. 69 Pearl Street. The cause of Mr. DONAVAN's illness may be traced back to the first battle of Bull Run, July 23, 1861, having in this engagement, received wounds from the effects of which he has suffered through all the years since. Being a man of strong constitution, his death has been thus long delayed till at last nature succumbed to the prolonged and painful struggle, and he passed quietly away surrounded by his friends and family. Mr. DONAVAN was born in Springfield Feb. 5, 1839. He was elected three times City Marshall and his record shows him to have been faithful and efficient in the discharge of the duties of his office. The funeral services will take place from his late residence tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
DR. T.D. KING DEAD One of the saddest deaths in this city was that of Dr. Thomas D. KING, son of R.Q. King, which occurred Sunday morning at 6:45 o’clock at the home of his parents, 23 South Factory Street. For the past two year, Dr. KING has suffered a hundred deaths, so great has been his suffering from a large tumor, which formed just back of his right eye. Several surgical operations were performed upon him and the last one necessitated the removal of the eye. On Thanksgiving day a year ago, the deceased was taken to his bed, from which he has never been able to rise. Dr. Thomas D. KING was one of the brightest of the young physicians in the city. He began his education at Wittenberg and went as far as his senior year, in the class of 1880, when he left for Princeton. From that college, he graduated with honors in 1881. Two years later he again graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania in the medical department. He then opened an office in this city and up to the time of his illness controlled a large practice. He was born in this city and was twenty-nine years old. He was unmarried, but was engaged to one of Springfield’s most talented young ladies, who was at his bedside at the time of his death. Besides being in high standing with the business community, he held an equal rank in social and church circles, being a devote member of the First Presbyterian church. His death will be keenly felt by a large number of relatives and a host of friends. The funeral will occur Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. from the family residence. Internment at Ferncliff. Additional information: Thomas Danforth KING b. Springfield, Ohio, July 20, 1859. He was the son of Robert Quigley KING (second Fire Chief of Springfield and namesake for Arcue Building [“RQ”] and Harriet Adaline DANFORTH King of Springfield, Ohio. Graduated Princeton University Physician. Single. Presbyterian. d. December 23, 1888 of cancer of the eye. He was engaged to Jessie DUNLAP, who was at his side at the time of his death. He died before they married.”
Using Date of Death. Samuel FROCK, a pioneer resident of this county, died at his residence at Vienna Cross Roads, this morning, at 1 o'clock, of a complication of diseases, after an illness of three months. The deceased is well known in this city and throughout that part of the county. Mr. FROCK came to Vienna Cross Roads in 1845, when there were only two or three houses in the village, and started a small tavern for the accommodation of travelers on that road, which was quite a wilderness at that time, and has run a small hotel there ever since. The deceased was 78 years old and was born in Maryland. Mr. FROCK has been married twice. By his first wife he was blessed with three children, Jeremiah, Henry and Amos FROCK, and by his second wife two children, Samuel and Edward FROCK, who survive him. He also leaves four adult children, his second wife's children by her former husband, Elizabeth TEACH, Ella SMITH, David TEACH and Mrs. Martha WEBSTER, to morn his sad loss. The funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock at the Christian church in Vienna. Interment Vienna cemetery. Friends invited. Lynn Frock, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A bolt from Heaven causes the instant death of Isaac Milton COLLISON of Lawrenceville. Parties from German township today report the instant death of Isaac M. COLLISON, an old citizen of that part of the county, from a stroke of lightning. Mr COLLISON was a farmer living a mile and a half southwest of Lawrenceville on the Troy Pike. Yesterday afternoon he was helping Victor HINKLE, a neighbor, living on the Jonathan KITCHEN farm, plant his corn. About 3 pm, a storm came up and putting his sack of corn on his shoulder, COLLISON started for shelter. In climbing a fence, he rested his head for a moment against a small tree and that instant the bolt came, striking the tree and the current passing from that to his body transfixing him on the spot. Mr. HINKLE's four years old son, Raymond, was under the tree and was stunned by the shock, but managed to yell lustily calling his father to the spot. COLLISON was just breathing his last gasp. On examining the body it was found that the bolt had taken effect on the left side of the head, behind the ear, running down the leg, ripping his trousers open and tearing away the boot. The pocket on that side was ripped. In it were four silver dollars and two half dollars. The heat of the lightning had welded one of the dollars and one of the halves so firmly together they could not be separated, and had melted the rims of the three remaining dollar coins. Deceased was a widower 51 years of age and has seven children living. he was a member of Co A 94th O.V.I., Capt. Am Winger, and was also a member of Powell Post, G.A.R. at Tremont. His comrades of Co A and the post will attend the funeral at Sims chapel at 10 Am tomorrow and G.A.R. men generally are invited. Interment in the Collison cemetery. A son of deceased is employed in the Rodgers fence factory. Mr. COLLISON was the third of the brothers to meet death by accident or bullet. Arthur COLLISON, a member of Co F, 8th O.V.C. was shot and killed in Shenandoah valley and Jacob COLLISON was killed here a few years hence by his horse running away as he was driving home. Wm. COLLISON, a brother, Mrs. Wm LORTON (Elizabeth) and Mrs. Samuel OVERHOLSER (Margaret) sisters, survive the occasion, who command unusual respect and esteem.
CATAWBA -- Miss Lizzie ROPP, daughter of Jacob ROPP, died Sunday, June 14, of pneumonia. She was a most faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal church of this place, and the loving and devoted companion of her aged father. The funeral was held from the house Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, Rev. C. D. Munsey officiating.
William CHAIN, aged 58 years, died Saturday night, at his home, opposite Newcomers cemetery, above Lagonda, from consumption. The funeral services will be held at the residence on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Interment at Ferncliff cemetery.
Mrs. Roxana MARMON, aged 49 years, died yesterday morning at her home, 175 East Pleasant street, of consumption. The funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the residence. Interment at the Yellow Springs cemetery.
Died in Cincinnati M. O. SHAUL, who lives on Clifton avenue, died Friday evening at the hospital at Cincinnati of a complication of diseases, aged 25 years. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the residence. Interment at Ferncliff.
Mrs. Martha ANDERSON, aged 68 years, died yesterday morning at her home, 453 South Fountain avenue, from Bright's disease. The funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the residence. Interment at Ferncliff cemetery.